We are a non-profit organization*
Advocates for Change encourages and promotes educated, positive and judicious changes which benefit our community and society. AFC assists, informs, and educates, those constrained within the justice system, affected families, communities, the legal system, the legislature and others.
AFC supports those in the criminal justice system, including those with a sexual offense and their families by:
• Advocating for change in excessively punitive laws and policies, and for the adherence to constitutional rights;
• Educating the public, lawmakers, and the judiciary;
• Promoting the successful treatment and reintegration of those with an offense into the community, thus reducing victimization and enhancing the safety of all.
The best support comes from individuals and family members who have been through similar struggles.
When we hold general meetings, we have informative speakers to keep us current on major topics of interest. AFC meeting information will be posted here. Go to Meetings page for more information on other meetings of interest.
We do not provide direct services, but we can try to put you in touch with individuals or groups who can help.
Community Service Announcement of interest to advocates from SOMB/DOC
SOMB/DOC Treatment Solutions Committee Meeting
When: August 30th, 2023
Where: Douglas County Sheriff – Highlands Ranch Substation
If you are planning on attending IN PERSON, you MUST RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 28th
If you are planning on joining us virtually, please view the WebEx Link below.
SOMB/DOC Treatment Solutions Subcommittee (August 30, 2023)
Date and time:
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 9:00 AM | (UTC-06:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
2559 689 9953
3cvX2y3BCJH (32892932 from phones and video systems)
Join by phone|
+1-415-655-0001 US Toll
Access code: 255 968 99953
Information Regarding the September 6th Meeting
The SOMB/DOC Treatment Solutions Subcommittee will be holding a Public Testimony meeting on September 6th, 2023 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Mountain Time in Castle Rock, Colorado. If you are interested in testifying, you must fill out this JotForm:
For those who wish to testify either in-person or virtually via WebEx, please note that your testimony will be limited to 3 minutes. If you wish to provide written testimony instead, this can be of any length. Your testimony must be related to the development of general policies, practices, and procedures regarding the Department of Corrections (DOC) Sex Offender Treatment and Monitoring Program (SOTMP). Testimony related to an individual or a specific case is not allowed, and no specific requests for assistance related to an individual case will be addressed. Discussion of individual experiences may be used as part of your testimony but must be focused on the requested change in policy and practice.
The JotForm will close on August 29th.
Written Testimonies can be sent via the JotForm up until August 29th or emailed to Taylor Redding at email@example.com
If you are planning on attending in person, but not testifying, please RSVP to Taylor Redding.
New Resources — Now available
Download the Resource Guide for Families of Adults Accused, Charged or Convicted of Sexual Offenses in Colorado (Final)
This Resource Guide is being posted on this website as a public service. This guide was not written by AFC.
To have an opportunity to get off the registry at some point in the future,
copies of your treatment and polygraph records should be kept to provide to the judge. Records are held by the treatment providers for only 6 years and polygraph records for 3 years.
- NARSOL’s Conference Videos
- NARSOL’s State Registry Information Wiki – crowd-sourced up-to-date information on the Registry in all 50 States.
- www.remerg.org is a new online resource to support reentry in Colorado.
- Federal Bonding Program – insures employer in case of embezzlement, larceny, forgery, or theft.
- CMRC Housing List 2018 (Note information is subject to change at any time)
- CDOC Parole Office Listing of Resources for those Discharging from Parole or Prison.
AFC survives on your financial support: membership dues and other contribution.
AFC collects clothing and toiletries at the general meeting to give to Doing HIS Time.
Interested in taking a more active role?
AFC Board is overloaded with work; any time you can donate is very needed.
We are looking for members who are willing to
- attend SOMB meetings and SOMB sub-committee meetings (open to the public)
- meet with legislators and/or DoC officials
- write articles for the newsletter
- keep us informed about loved-ones experiences (challenges and successes)
- share information on housing availability, job leads, and local residency restrictions
Contact us by email or leave a comment below.
Log-in or Register to send a comment to the AFC Webmaster.
The Webmaster will forward your comment or question to an AFC member for a response. Currently we are not posting comments on the website, but we are doing our best to respond with helpful information in a timely manner.
Note: The AFC Website uses captcha to detect spambots trying to register or post comments. Reply box can be found at the bottom of page.
*Disclaimer to avoid confusion :
Please note: We are a 501 (c)(4) organization. We have no affiliation with advocates4change.com – a fee-based company